- 4 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- 3 reception rooms
- Floor area 2,260 sq. ft
- Listed Building
- A Grade II Listed 17th Century Town House
- Four Double Bedrooms
- Three Reception Rooms
- Fitted Kitchen
- Family Bathroom & Shower Room
- Two Terraces plus Rooftop Terrace with Sea Views
- Close to Highly Regarded Schools
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Description Property summary This wonderful Grade II listed town house with early 16th century origins has been sympathetically restored and thoughtfully redesigned by its current owners.The house has been decorated throughout using a colour palette by Paint and Paper Library and features bespoke joinery, fully refurbished kitchen, new bathroom and custom made ironwork. Atlas house is unique and has a number of interesting historical features such as an early 18th century winder staircase, pine panelling and an exposed wattle and daub wall dated to 1545. In recent years the front of the house was transformed by stripping back a century's worth of paint to reveal a delightful early 18th century geometric brick faÃ§ade. The house has 2117 sq ft of internal living space laid out over 4 floors and boasts 3 roof terraces, one being the "Crows Nest" with 365 degree panoramic views across the Solent towards the Isle of Wight. Recently the roof terraces have been completely overhauled using high quality materials throughout and there is also an integral garage providing a useful space for items such as a small boat, kayaks, paddleboards and bikes. This well located landmark house is set within the historic heart of the city and is literally a stone's throw from the sea and the green open spaces of Southsea common. The Gunwharf Quays outlet shopping centre and harbour entrance, with its narrow streets and old pubs are only a few minutes walk away as are the Hot Walls art studios. The nationally acclaimed Portsmouth Grammar School is at the northern end of the high street with the Isle of Wight and continental ferry terminals placed within easy reach. The nearest Waitrose is only 1 mile away and Portsmouth Harbour train station with its commutable links to London Waterloo in approx 1 hour 30 min is an easy 15 minute stroll from the property.
Entrance Covered entrance with entry phone, main front door with glazed panels leading to:
Hallway Frosted window to front aspect, wooden flooring, tongue and groove panelled ceiling with bulkhead lights, staircase rising to first floor with borrowed light windows to dining room, radiator with cover over, square opening leading to:
Lobby Central heating control switch, matching wooden flooring, cloaks cupboard with low level electric consumer box and gas meter, frosted glazed window to front aspect, ceiling spotlights, alarm panel.
Cloakroom Wooden flooring, concealed cistern w.c., with shelf over, ceiling lights, radiator, recessed wash hand basin with chrome taps and furniture.
Garage / store 16' 4" x 8' 10" (4.98m x 2.69m) Sliding wooden doors to front aspect, power points.
Kitchen 15' 5" x 8' 5" (4.7m x 2.57m) Comprehensive range of recently fitted fronted wall and floor units with wood block work surface, stainless steel sink unit, inset Smeg five ring oven with extractor hood, fan and light over with Smeg double oven and grill under, range of pan drawers and storage cupboards, integrated Bosch dishwasher with matching door, storage cupboards with pull-out shelving and Neff microwave over, range of glazed fronted wall units, 'Bert and May' wall tiles, ceiling spotlight, wooden flooring, part-glazed door leading to hallway, opening leading to dining room, square opening leading to walk-in larder/utility area with space for fridge/freezer, tiled flooring, range of shelving and spotlights.
Dining room 12' 6" x 8' 7" (3.81m x 2.62m) Wooden flooring, contemporary style tall radiator, borrowed light windows to hallway, central heating control switch, pitched roof with skylight windows, high level shelving, some tongue and groove painted panelling.
utility room 6' 10" x 4' 2" (2.08m x 1.27m) Restricted door height, raised plinth washing machine point, space for tumble dryer with work surface over, sink unit, ceiling spotlights, range of shelving, tiled flooring, radiator.
First floor Primary landing, recessed cupboard with shelf over, spotlight, wood panelling to walls, staircase rising to upper floor, black painted floorboards, door to:
Sitting room 22' 3" x 14' 10" decreasing to 13'7" at narrowest point (6.78m x 4.52m) Four original Georgian style windows to front aspect with shutter blinds, views along Broad Street, exposed floorboards, to one wall is the original 'Wattle & Daub', recessed area to one side, twin doors to landing, to one end of the room is a range of built-in bookshelves with storage cupboards to either side, panelled door with cupboards over, four cast iron radiators, recess with coal effect gas log burner.
Snug 15' 7" x 8' 5" (4.75m x 2.57m) Recess with low level built-in cupboard with shelf over and exposed brick, painted and rendered walls with beams, built-in book shelving to one wall with covered radiator under and built-in cupboards to either side, dimmer switches, twin glazed doors leading to landing, ceiling spotlights, glazed door leading to roof terrace.
Roof terrace 10' 6" x 7' 0" (3.2m x 2.13m) Wood flooring, overlooking dining room, external lighting.
Mezzanine landing Door to:
Study 7' 9" x 4' 4" (2.36m x 1.32m) Work surface, range of shelving and storage cupboards, radiator, windows to rear aspect overlooking terrace, ceiling spotlights, narrow wood panelled door.
Second floor Landing with painted black floorboards, some exposed panelling to walls, cast iron radiator and staircase rising to upper floor, doors to primary rooms.
Bedroom 3 14' 0" x 10' 11" (4.27m x 3.33m) Twin sash windows to front aspect looking along Broad Street towards the harbour entrance, Wyllie's House and the Spinnaker Tower, exposed beams to walls and ceiling, range of built-in wardrobes with hanging space and shelving, twin cast iron radiators.
Bedroom 2 14' 3" x 11' 1" (4.34m x 3.38m) Twin sash style windows to front aspect with views along Broad Street, over the Napoleonic sea defences towards the harbour entrance, Wyleys House and Spinnaker Tower, rendered and painted walls with exposed beams, built-in double doored wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf, panelled door.
Bedroom 4 15' 7" x 8' 5" (4.75m x 2.57m) Range of built-in wardrobes to one wall, over door storage cupboards, exposed beams to walls, radiator with cover over, twin windows to rear aspect, further range of built-in range of wardrobes with hanging space and shelving.
Shower room Fully ceramic tiled shower cubicle with panelled door and drench style hood, circular wash hand basin with mixer tap and shelves, concealed cistern w.c., built-in cupboard, small window to rear aspect, heated towel rail, narrow panelled door.
Second floor Landing, black painted floorboards, wrought iron balustrade with steps rising to:
Upper landing Doors to terrace and bedroom 1. Door from landing leading to decked area with glazed screen, spiral staircase leading to primary roof terrace.
Bedroom 1 22' 2" x 12' 5" (6.76m x 3.78m) Central ceiling height 8'3" Bedroom; stripped and painted floorboards, wall lights, dimmer switch, built-in wardrobes with hanging space and shelving, recessed book shelf, radiator with cover over, windows to front aspect with views along Broad Street towards the harbour entrance, Napoleonic sea defences, Spinnaker Tower and Wyllie's House. Dressing area; access to loft space with slightly lowered ceiling, range of built-in wardrobes with hanging space and shelving, radiator with cover over and bookshelf over, power points, borrowed light window and panelled door to landing.
Bathroom White suite comprising; double ended panelled bath with wall mounted mixer tap and shower attachment, featuring 'Diespeker' terrazzo tiles to walls, recessed shelf, window to rear aspect, spotlights, window to side, concealed cistern w.c with twin flush and shelf over, contemporary style wash hand basin with wall mounted tap and cupboard under, extractor fan, ceiling spotlights, recess with shower cubicle, panelled door, drench style hood and separate shower attachment with recessed shelf, chrome heated towel rail, ceiling spotlights.
Roof terrace 8' 10" x 8' 1" (2.69m x 2.46m) Low brick painted and rendered retaining wall with Western red cedar horizontal slatted panels and views towards the Cathedral and Southsea Common, lighting.
Primary roof terrace 12' 0" x 10' 15" (3.66m x 3.43m) Fully decked with painted wall and glazed screen over, outstanding views from the Cathedral, No.1 Building in Gunwharf Quays, the B.A Headquarters, Spinnaker Tower, Broad Street, Napoleonic sea defences. View more View less